Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thank you

Writing on behalf of Buddy, Edison and Sienna and myself, we all say thanks for your kind messages regarding the death of Ella Louise.

In 2001, I went through the same thing with the loss of my beloved Maine Coon cat, Lord Louis of Alexandria.   At that time, a friend gave me a wonderful book (written for children), Cat Heaven.  On Tuesday night, I pulled out the book, and with the three cats all on the couch with me, I read the book aloud.   We know that our Ella is with God in Heaven, having all the chicken she wants, and watching over us.

The Rainbow Bridge Poem

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

1 comment:

Wymanda said...

Hi Marlene. So sorry to hear of your loss. I love The Rainbow Bridge and it forms part of a care pack I send to friends who have lost a four footed family member.